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An Organ Once Deemed ‘Useless’ May Play a Role in Parkinson’s Disease

Summary by Dr. Joseph Mercola

It turns out that the so-called “useless” little thing down in the right side of our abdomen, aka the appendix, may not be so purposeless after all. New research shows that this organ not only regulates our gut’s immune system, but may very well play a part in Parkinson’s disease. Specifically, a data analysis of a Swedish patient registry found that Parkinson’s was more prevalent in those who did not have appendectomies. Yes, you read that correctly: Those...

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